Tegra 4 Xiaomi Mi3 will go on sale 15th October, Snapdragon 800 version not in production yet

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Xiaomi co-founder Liwan Jiang has taken to Sina Weibo to confirm that the Nvidia Tegra 4 version of the Xiaomi Mi3 will go on sale on October 15th!

The news comes as a relief to many Xiaomi fans as till now no firm release date had been offered by Xiaomi for their new flagship device. According to Jiang only the Tegra 4 version of the Mi3, i.e. the TD-SCDMA model for China Mobile 3G networks, will be available at launch.

Snapdragon 800 Xiaomi Mi3

Launch news of the Mi3 is great, however most fans (especially international hopefuls) are waiting for the WCDMA compatible Snapdragon 800 model, but this version has yet to go in to mass production! The reason for the delay is due to Xiaomi’s decision to skip the current 8974 SoC and for the for the updated 8974AB model with improved GPU performance.

When will the S800 model launch?

DSC 0518 Tegra 4 Xiaomi Mi3 will go on sale 15th October, Snapdragon 800 version not in production yet

So the big question is when will the S800 version of the Mi3 will go on sale? At the time of wiring we have no official word from Xiaomi and only have rumours to go on… Some rumours suggest that we will be able to buy the S800 model from the end of November while other reports claim early next year!

Xiaomi TV

As for the Xiaomi TV we have no launch date yet but we hope it will be around October.
Are you prepared to wait for the S800 version of the Mi3 or will you consider an alternate phone?

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  • rahul

    HEART BROKEN :( :'(

  • Allanitomwesh

    Interesting.This leaves meizuand oppo to enjoy sales on China Unicom.

  • Chindi

    Crap, was really looking forward to the S800 version. It seems the next 2 months we should see some great releases, so I’ll postpone my purchase till the end of November. Maybe I’ll get a new phone for christmas that way :)

  • roberto tomás

    100 Mhz faster GPU, 133Mhz faster RAM, 150Mhz CPU frequency — months delay. Not sure if interested…

  • kittodm

    Anyone knows whether the tegra 3 model support global gsm as well?